Parenting Counselor Nixa MO

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Mrs. Carolyn Susie Wampler
(417) 213-5666
Family Therapy of the Ozarks1310 E. Kingsley
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univeersity of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. John Opalka
(417) 312-2539
Christian Counseling Services1525 East Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Janell McIntyre
(417) 848-5574
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Eddie Melton
(417) 725-4930
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shirley Bass
(417) 839-1779
Ozark, MO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Emily D Marshall
(417) 895-9764
Center for Resolutions, LLC2124 W Chesterfield Blvd., D102
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Missouri State University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. David Black
Creative Renewal & Resolutions
(417) 890-4083
1531 E. Bradford Pkwy, Suite 210-4
Springfield, MO
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, MSW, NBCCH, ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Missouri
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Kara Davis
(417) 725-8810
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Maloney
(417) 724-3804
Nixa, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rose Whitcomb
(417) 820-3820
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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No Child Left Bananas

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By Elizabeth Marglin

Just like adults, children can feel completely out of control when they get stressed. Teaching them, by example, to stay present, quiet their minds, and check in with their gut feelings will help them learn to contain their emotions safely so temper tantrums don’t become their default mode of expression. With all the stimulation that bombards children, the new three Rs—rest, relaxation, and reflection—may prove to be as important as reading, writing, and ’rithmetic.

In response to the traumatic events of September 11, Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008), developed a curriculum to help strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress. The following exercises can be taught to children 5 and older.

Create a peace corner.
Organize a special area where she can go to be quiet. You can include a photo of her favorite place, elements from nature, calming pictures, chimes, and quiet instrumental music.

Make room for silence.
While silence and kids may be a contradiction in terms, you can still try to
include silent breaks in your daily routine. For example, if you always listen to the radio or music when you drive, make it a family practice to have a few minutes of silence at the beginning and end of the car ride, and ask children to notice what they see, hear, and feel during that time.

Honor nature.
Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day-to-day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses. For example, pick a place outdoors, and then observe, together, how that spot changes through the seasons.

Check in.
Young children are quite adept at tuning in to their bodies’ signals, but as they get older, cultural conditioning often diminishes this innate ability. Help your child recognize the signs of stress—jumpiness, fast breathing, tight feelings in the chest, tense muscles, and upset stomach—as a first step in teaching him how to release it.

—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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